Roddy Devlin is a partner in Nixon Peabody’s Project Finance and Public Finance group. He has extensive project finance experience and is a globally recognized leading lawyer in the public-private partnership(P3) space. Roddy is a sought after writer and speaker on P3-related topics. He has received recognition from both Chambers USA and Chambers Global for his work.
What do you focus on?
I assist private and public sector parties in developing, financing, consummating, operating and maintaining significant infrastructure projects domestically and overseas, with a particular focus on P3s.
On the private side I represent project sponsors, lenders, underwriters and construction companies in their P3 and project development efforts in a wide range of sectors. No two projects are the same and no two sectors are the same. With this in mind, I ensure that my team includes the sector and subject matter experts required to provide my clients with optimal outcomes.
I have also assisted a number of public entities in coming to the market with their first P3 projects. P3s raise myriad complicated issues for the public sector owner. I assist my public sector clients in assessing and properly allocating the key project risks among project participants in a manner that serves the goals of the owner and the needs of public users.
I have been involved in P3 transactions across the United States, the Caribbean, South America and Europe. These projects have involved roadways, airports, bridges, ports, water projects and entertainment assets. For example, I advised the bond issuer in connection with the multi-source financing of the $4 billion LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal P3 project in New York City, procured by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The $2.6 billion of bonds issued for this project is the largest bond issuance to date for a U.S. P3 project.